Wise County schools will remain empty for the remainder of the school year. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Friday shutting the door on the possibility of schools reopening this spring. “The team of doctors advising us have determined that it would be unsafe to allow students to gather at schools for the foreseeable future. As a result, school classrooms are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year,” Abbott said. “That includes all public, private and higher education institutions. Teachers will be allowed in the classroom for video instruction if they choose, for administrative duties or to clean out their classrooms. For public education, TEA Commissioner Mike Morath will soon provide more details about proceeding and explore how to conduct graduation ceremonies.” Wise County schools have been closed since March 13 with the governor’s previous executive order keeping campuses shuttered until May 4. Districts have been conducting at-home instruction through online and paper resources in recent weeks. Most districts froze class ranks at the end of the fall semester and are assigning pass/fail grades for the spring semester.
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